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Australian investigator claims ‘Catholic mafia’ stalled abuse probe

Catholic World News - May 07, 2013

An Australian police detective who has charged that a “Catholic mafia” conspired to cover up evidence of sexual abuse by Catholic priests has now reported that his office was ransacked.

Inspector Peter Fox told a government investigating panel that while he was away from his office in 2010, superiors thoroughly searched his files. Fox said that the police officials were looking for information about an investigation into clerical abuse: information that he had kept locked separately in an office safe.

Fox said that he had come to “seriously distrust” police superiors in their handling of sex-abuse complaints. He reported that priests who were under investigation were alerted, and superiors discouraged aggressive investigations.

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